Contact Info

Advising Development Program
E-mail: sowallace@ship.edu
Phone: (717) 477-1627
FAX: (717) 477-4065

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Student Advising Resources

One of your most important resources for success at Shippensburg University is your academic advisor. When you declare a major, you are assigned a faculty advisor within the academic department. Until you declare a major, you are assigned an advisor through the Office of Undeclared Students. Advising is much more than just talking about what courses to take. The advising process will empower you to get the most out of your college experience by helping you establish and achieve important career, personal and life goals.

Academic Advising Mission Statement

Academic advising at Shippensburg University is a joint endeavor that complements the educational goals of the university by working with and empowering students to obtain appropriate academic information, to develop educational and career goals, to learn the skills needed for academic success, and to access the variety of resources and services available to them.

Advising is a joint responsibility. You can expect your advisor to be knowledgeable about the university programs and services, to be available to you at scheduled times, and to assist you with your academic concerns. For you to get the most out of advising, you need to be proactive and take the initiative to seek the assistance, answers, and information you need. See your advisor regularly. Your advisor is your partner in your success at SHIP. 

The information on this website will help you become familiar with the programs, policies, and procedures of the university so you can make appropriate decisions about your educational experiences.